Last week at the butterfly house at Pendleton's Country Market there were some amazing caterpillars. Seriously big and bold and HUNGRY. They were going after the butterfly milkweed like nobody's business. I saw a butterfly lay an egg, watched a caterpillar hanging upside down that was about to turn into a chrysalis, and in general was enormously delighted by the whole thing.
If having butterflies flit and flutter all around you sounds like your cup of tea, you might want to get on over here. Or else find a butterfly house near where you live. I bet they have one. And if they don't, they should!